3 day event - 14-16 Nov 2012
The QS-APPLE (Asia-Pacific Professional Leaders in Education) conference brings together international educators, senior academic administrators and government officials from across the region and the world. The mission of QS-APPLE is “to build world-class universities for Asia-Pacific communities through global partnership and collaboration” and the annual conference offers delegates the opportunity to network, exchange best practice and better understand the rapidly changing face of higher education in the region — the world’s most populous and fastest-growing region.
Each year, QS-APPLE moves to a different geographical location to highlight the richness and diversity of higher education in the Asia-Pacific. Conferences hosted by Nanyang Technological University in 2005 and 2006 and Hong Kong Baptist University in 2007 showcased the genuinely world-class excellence already achieved by many Asia-Pacific universities. Yonsei University in 2008 demonstrated the extraordinary technological achievements and close links with industry that set Korean universities apart. The conference jointly hosted by the University of Malaya and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2009 illustrated the rapid internationalisation of Malaysian higher education, while Mahidol University in 2010 underscored the role of higher education and advanced research in driving economic development.
The 7th QS-APPLE hosted by the University of Santo Tomas in Manila to celebrate its 400th anniversary in 2011 focused on the challenges of making higher education accessible to all in a developing country. It highlighted the inability of governments in countries like the Philippines to fund the growing demand for university places, leaving private and not-for-profit providers – notably the Catholic Church in the case of the University of Santo Tomas – to fill the gap.
The 8th QS-APPLE conference will be hosted by Bogor Agricultural College in the world’s most populous Muslim country, Indonesia. It will allow delegates to learn about developments in this growing higher education market and the role of universities in contributing to food security and the sustainable development of agriculture, as well as perspectives on a range of contemporary issues from across the Asia-Pacific region.
Call for Proposals from QS-APPLE International Academic Advisory Committee
The success of the QS-APPLE conference since its inception in 2004 has been the active engagement of university leaders, academics and senior administrators, who have contributed to the conference programme by sharing their experiences, providing case studies of internationalisation and taking part in constructive debate about the internationalisation of students, faculty and the curriculum. As Chair of the QS-APPLE International Academic Advisory Committee, I would like to invite you to submit your proposal for a session at the 2012 conference.
Conference Tracks for 2012
The 8th QS-APPLE conference will be organised around six broad tracks. Please click on each track to review its illustrative topics and the likely target audiences:
Track 1: Internationalising the Student Body: International Student Recruitment, Support and Exchange
Track 2: Internationalising the Curriculum: Educating Global Citizens
Track 3: Building World-Class Universities in the Asia-Pacific: Strategies for Institutional Capacity Building
Track 4: Transnational Education and International Partnerships
Track 5: The Global Higher Education Market: Trends, Policies and Key Developments
Track 6: Higher Education for Environmental Sustainability
ESTIMATED PAPERS CLOSE DATE - please check.
http://www.qsapple.org/ | Bogor Agricultural College, Indonesia
Papers call closes: 31 May 2012
|Date:||3 day event
14-16 Nov 2012
|Venue:||Bogor Agricultural College, Indonesia|
|Papers call closes:||31 May 2012|
|Source:||University of Canterbury New Zealand|
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